We value the music education of our students. We also value our teachers and are proud to work with over 30 of the most professional, experienced and qualified music instructors / musicians.

At Lippert, we only work with the most professional, experienced and qualified music teachers in Toronto. Our teachers are talented musicians with experience teaching all genres including classical, jazz, rock, blues, pop and more! Our music instructors have experience in music education, performance, composition, improvisation, and audio engineering. On almost any given day, one of our teachers is out and about in Toronto making incredible music! Our teachers are qualified with one, or several, post-secondary degrees in music and/or education. Furthermore, our classical teachers have additional Royal Conservatory of Music accreditation. Lippert teachers offer lessons in guitar, piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and more. If your instrument is not on the list, contact us and we can connect you with a teacher for your instrument or instruments you want to learn / have musical coaching with. Our teachers are the heart of our school and have contributed to the success of our music school since 1957.

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Professional music teachers in Toronto for all instruments including piano, voice, guitar and more in classical, rock, jazz and pop. Online Lessons are available, as are group lessons, in-home lessons  and / or private lessons for in-person musical training with the instrument or instruments of choice.


Charleen Beard | Director | voice • piano • theory
Charleen holds a Masters in Music Education, Bachelor Degrees in both Music and Education, an ARCT in piano, and a Grade 9 Vocal Performance Certificate from the RCM.
Carlene Brown | trumpet • piano • theory
Based in Toronto, Carlene is a thriving trumpet player and passionate educator. Carlene currently attends the Glenn Gould School of Music on a full tuition scholarship..
Maciej Bujnowicz | voice • piano • guitar • theory
Baritone Maciej Bujnowicz is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa, in the Master of Music program in performance.
Kayla Campuzano-Ruiz | voice • piano • theory
Soprano Kayla Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Vocal Performance from York University, in the studio of Norma Burrows (2017).
Brandon Davis | double bass • electric bass • guitar • ukulele • piano • theory
Brandon Davis is a Toronto-based bassist, composer and educator with a Masters in Music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Paolo Griffin | violin • piano • theory
Paolo Griffin is a Peruvian-Canadian violinist, composer, and educator living and working in Toronto. He holds Degrees in Music Composition from the University of Toronto and The Royal Conservatoire of the Hague (NL).
Danielle Knibbe | voice • piano • theory • composition
After graduating from Grant MacEwan University with diplomas in Composition and Recording Engineering singer-songwriter Danielle Knibbe relocated from Alberta to Toronto.
Anna Kwiatkowska | violin • viola • voice • piano • theory
Anna is a graduate of two majors from the Music Academy in Lodz, Poland. In 2004 she received an MMus in viola and in 2005 she received an MMus in Vocal and Acting Performance.
Nick Maclean | piano
Born in Ottawa, NICK MACLEAN is “one of the most gifted young Toronto pianists to come along in the last few years ” (Adrean Farrugia, Juno winning jazz pianist) and has quickly become one of the most in demand 20-something piano players in that city’s bustling jazz scene.
Andrew Matheson | guitar • piano • theory
Andrew is a recent graduate of McGill University, completing a BA with a minor in music (theory and composition).
Evan Ng | drums • piano
Evan is an award winning multi-instrumentalist originally from Vancouver, BC and finished with a Bachelor of Music Performance in the Jazz program at the University of Toronto.
John Nicholson | saxophone • flute • clarinet • piano • voice • theory • composition
John has a degree in Jazz Performance from Capilano University and a Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto.
Whitney O'Hearn | voice • piano • theory
Whitney studied with Sandra Graham at the University of Ottawa and recently completed further graduate studies at the University of Toronto with Daniel Taylor and Wendy Nielsen.
Christopher Platt | guitar • ukulele • piano • theory
Chris Platt is an accomplished Toronto-based guitarist and composer. He regularly performs at well-known venues around the city, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto.
Ivana Popovic | violin • viola • piano • theory • composition
Ivana Popovic is a violinist, composer and theatre performer. She has over 20 years of experience of teaching violin, chamber music, piano, theory and composition, and has been working at Lippert since 2006.
Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair | piano ● theory ● accompaniment
Gabriel holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s Degree from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal.
Olivier Rabu | piano • theory
Olivier recently completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Theory at McGill University studying under Ilya Poletaev.
Angela Schwarzkopf | harp
JUNO award winning harpist Angela Schwarzkopf concertizes throughout North America as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician and with many top chamber music, choral, and orchestral organizations.
Andy Slade | piano • theory • composition
Based in Toronto, Andy Slade is equally comfortable performing and composing classical, jazz, and popular music.
Liam Smith | bass • guitar • piano
Liam is an electric and double bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He studied Jazz and Contemporary Music at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.
Zach Smith | brass • piano • guitar • drums
Zach Smith is a brass player based in Toronto. Hailing originally from Ottawa, Zach moved in 2013 to study at the University of Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Performance (Honours) in 2017.
Sarah Steeves | cello • piano • theory
Currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Toronto with Shauna Rolston, Sarah completed her Masters in Music at McGill University with Brian Manker.
Maia Van Raes | piano • voice • theory • trumpet
Maia is a classically trained pianist with her Bachelor of Music in Piano from the University of Toronto where she studied with Andrew Markow and Brian McDonagh.
Connor Walsh | bass • guitar • ukulele
Connor Walsh is a jazz, pop, and folk bass and guitar teacher from Edmonton, Alberta with a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from the University of Toronto.
Mike Wark | saxophone • flute • clarinet • piano
Mike received his B.Mus. (Jazz Studies) from Thompson Rivers University/Humber College, and M.Mus. (Jazz Performance) from University of Toronto.
Veronica Zupanic | violin • piano • theory
Veronica Zupanic is a recent graduate of the violin performance program at the University of Ottawa, where she studied with Yehonatan Berick.


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